Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
This Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is so simple, yet SO tasty! You are only a few ingredients away from an easy side dish!
Why you will LOVE This Recipe
If you know me AT ALL, you know that my obsession with my air fryer is strong (and likely always will be). I’ve used it time and time again, cooking up all sorts of side dish veggie recipes like air fryer zucchini and air fryer asian roasted broccoli. Today, we’re going to jazz up our air fryer asparagus recipe by adding BACON and let me tell you, this air fryer bacon wrapped asparagus is the absolute BOMB. It is SO simple to whip up, but really dresses up your asparagus with the salty bacon goodness that will bring it to the next level. You are going to love this side dish recipe!
Is Asparagus Good for you?
Absolutely, YES, asparagus is good for you. Not only is asparagus high in fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C, and K, but it is also helpful in aiding in digestion. On top of all that, asparagus is low in calories if you are into counting them. So basically, cooking up some bacon wrapped asparagus in air fryer is a fantastic idea for dinner tonight!
Fancy, bacon-wrapped ANYTHING seems like it’s probably finicky and difficult to make happen, but not this time! The air fryer is going to do all the work. Here is everything you will need to make bacon wrapped asparagus recipe air fryer:
- Bundle of Asparagus
- Olive Oil
- 5-6 Slices of Bacon
How to make Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Air Fryer
Turn on the air fryer and allow it to fully preheat. Chop off the stalky ends of the asparagus and toss it in oil, sprinkling it generously with salt.
Wrap a slice of bacon around a spear of asparagus as tightly as possible and place it gently in the air fryer. Repeat this with all remaining asparagus spears and place them in the air fryer as well.
Cook the asparagus on one side for a while, then flip to continue cooking it on the other side, until the bacon is crisped up to your liking.
Serve your asparagus wrapped in bacon as desired and DEVOUR! Enjoy!
This asparagus is fantastic as a side dish to your favorite protein recipe. I would suggest serving it alongside a juicy coffee rubbed steak or perhaps a slice of air fryer pork tenderloin, but you can serve it however you’d like. Adding a side of healthy mashed potatoes or cauliflower mashed potatoes would finish off your plate nicely!
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Air Fryer FAQ
What Kind of Bacon should I use?
This comes down to personal preference! I prefer to use a standard cut of bacon because I like it to crisp up in the air fryer, but you can use a thicker cut of bacon if you prefer that.
Why do I snap off the ends of Asparagus?
The ends of asparagus spears have a “woody” texture that does not get as tender and is difficult to eat. Therefore, snapping off the ends is important before cooking your spears.
Can these be assembled ahead of time?
Yes, these can ABSOLUTELY be assembled ahead of time! Simply wrap them up and pop them in the air fryer when you are ready to enjoy them.
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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
- 1 Bundle of Asparagus
- 1 tsp Olive oil
- 5-6 Slices Bacon
- Pre heat your air fryer to 370 degrees.
- Break the stalky ends off the asparagus and toss with oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Wrap one slice of bacon around a bundle of 4-5 asparagus spears as tightly as possible and place in your air fryer basket. Repeat with remaining spears.
- Cook for 8 minutes then slip and cook another 5-7 minutes until the bacon is cooked to your liking
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